By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus
Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of conflict, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a vibrant new view of a tumultuous period and one among its most vital figures. within the early a long time of the twentieth century, 3 hugely bold ladies stumbled on their approach to the West Coast, the place each one was once destined to collide with the younger Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose paintings in growing the atomic bomb might endlessly effect sleek background. His first and such a lot severe love was once for Jean Tatlock, even though he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both have been individuals of the Communist Party—and used to be rumored to have had a scandalous affair with the bright Ruth Sherman Tolman, ten years his senior and the spouse of one other celebrated physicist. even if every one have been hooked up via their dating to Oppenheimer, their reports replicate very important alterations within the lives of yank girls within the twentieth century: the clash among profession and marriage; the necessity for a girl to outline herself independently; experimentation with sexuality; and the expansion of occupation opportunities.
Beautifully written and beautifully researched via a wealthy selection of firsthand money owed, this intimate portrait stocks the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an fascinating guy and 3 daring girls, revealing how they driven to the very vanguard of social and cultural adjustments in a desirable, risky era.
"Through diligent study, fabulous insights, and transparent, incisive writing, Streshinsky and Klaus have deepened our realizing of Robert Oppenheimer's emotional existence and loves. to appreciate his attention-grabbing complexity, readers drawn to the 20 th century's so much fascinating American scientist needs to now complement the various biographical Oppenheimer tomes with this remarkable concise and particular publication. an individual with the slightest curiosity in Oppenheimer's biography won't be able to place it down." —Martin J. Sherwin, co-author of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
“An Atomic Love tale is a narrative of many loves. a complete new diversity of Robert Oppenheimer’s lifestyles emerges, a deeper and richer view of 1 of the pivotal figures of the 20 th century.” —Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb
“It is very unlikely to determine Robert Oppenheimer entire with out knowing the 3 nice loves of his lifestyles. A closed e-book to many of the international, he opened himself to those 3 ladies, exhibiting them the intensity and depth of his eager for the intimacies of the spirit in addition to these of the flesh. An Atomic Love tale offers us the lacking piece of the man.” —Patricia O’Toole, writer of The 5 of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His associates and whilst Trumpets name: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House
Shirley Streshinsky is the seriously acclaimed writer of 3 works of nonfiction and 4 ancient novels. As a journalist and shuttle essayist, she has written greatly for Redbook, Glamour, maintenance, American history, the yank student, and Condé Nast visitor and has been featured on NPR. She is the recipient of the Society of journal Writers’ Award for Excellence and the nationwide Council for the development of schooling Writing Award. She used to be married to the overdue photojournalist Ted Streshinsky and has 3 grown young ones. She lives in Kensington (Berkeley), California.
Patricia Klaus obtained her PhD in smooth British historical past from Stanford the place she really good in women’s experiences, the historical past of marriage, and the examine of struggle and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the collage of Virginia and has released scholarly papers as regards to girls. Klaus lives together with her husband and sons on a farm in Sonoma County, California.
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An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer's Life by Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus